Sunday, Dec 12, 2021 5:00p -
Cambridge, MA 02135
Lectures & Conferences, Meetup, Sports & Active Life, Virtual & Streaming
The White Awake Sangha is a community of white CIMC practitioners doing the emotional work of examining racism and white supremacy, how we internalize them, and how we perpetuate them interpersonally, culturally, and institutionally, both as individuals and collectively. Our goal is to bring our spiritual practice to the work of interrogating and dismantling white supremacy in ourselves, our relationships, our communities, and especially at the meditation center we call our spiritual home.
The White Awake Sangha is appropriate for any white practitioner no matter what meditation style they practice or where they are on their antiracism journey. Our goal is to build community as well as resilience, capacity, and commitment for the work of fighting systemic oppression. All are invited to explore issues of whiteness and racism, and our role as white practitioners: to not just be good allies in antiracist work, but to be actively engaged and taking initiative in dismantling racism within ourselves, at CIMC, and anyplace we may encounter it.
Below is a sample framework for our time together:
Introduction & Review of Community Norms
Teaching/Reflection/Activity on Dharma, Racism, & Undoing White Supremacy
Small Group Reflections
Large Sharing Circle, with Q and A
Discussing Challenges & Setting Intentions
The White Awake Sangha also maintains a listserv to share postings related to the topic of white affinity work in a Buddhist context, including sharing resources for upcoming meetings. Please direct any request to be added to (or removed from) the listserv to email@example.com
. Click here to meet a member of the White Awake Sangha.